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- Atopic dermatitis
Atopic dermatitis facts
Atopic dermatitis is a type of eczema.
The disease may be inherited and genetically determined.
The patient's skin may be "super sensitive" to many irritants.
Dry, scaly patches develop in a characteristic distribution.
Itching varies but may be intense and scratching hard to resist.
Scratching can cause skin thickening and darkening and lead to further co Read More
- Contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis usually occurs on areas of your body that have been directly exposed to the reaction-causing substance — for example, along a calf that brushed against poison ivy or under a watchband. The rash usually develops within minutes to hours of exposure and can last two to four weeks.
Signs and symptoms of contact dermatitis include:
A red rash
Itching, which may be severe
Dry, crack Read More
- Doc 16 (unilateral hemidysplasia type)
CHILD syndrome is usually present at birth. It may first become apparent at some point during the first month of life.
The skin is usually dry, itchy, red and scaly (ichthyosiform erythroderma) on one side of the body, although minor skin involvement in the shape of lines or segments may occur on the opposite side of the body. Bands of normal skin may be found on the affected side as well. Patients with CHILD syndrome may be bald on on Read More
Atopic dermatitis or eczema may last for years. To control it, you might need to try a variety of medications over the course of months or years. Additionally, even after successful therapy, signs and symptoms could come back (flare).Early diagnosis of the illness is crucial in order to begin treatment. Your doctor might advise one or more of the following therapies if routine moisturizing and other self-care pract Read More
- Familial continuous skin peeling
Skin peeling syndrome or familial continuous skin peeling happens on its own, is painless, and can last a lifetime while gradually getting better. Like skin peeling after a severe sunburn, affected people and/or their caretakers might frequently manually remove sheets of skin.Applying skin-softening (emollient) ointments to treat peeling skin syndrome, particularly after a bath when the skin is moist, may provide s Read More
- Giroux barbeau syndrome
The Giroux Barbeau syndrome is also called Erythrokeratodermia with ataxia.This disease is caused by pathogenic variants in any of the gens that occur at random patterns or by hereditary patterns. In hereditary patterns, there are autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive patterns. In the autosomal dominant pattern, a single copy of the non-working gene can cause the disease; this non- Read More
Ichthyosis is a general term for a family of rare genetic skin diseases characterized by dry, thickened, scaling skin. The various forms are distinguished from one another by: 1) extent of the scaling and how widely and where the scaling is scattered over the body; 2) the presence or absence and intensity of reddening of the skin (erythroderma); 3) the mode of inheritance; and 4) the character of associated abnormalities. Read More
- Ichthyosis congenita
Ichthyosis Congenita is a type of genetic skin disorder that is very rare. It is also known as Harlequin ichthyosis or Keratosis Diffusa Foetalis. It happens to be in 1 person out of 3,00,000 births worldwide.This condition occurs in the child if either of the parents has this. If both the genes are defective, then the chances of birth of a child with ichthyosis congenita are in very severe form.There appe Read More
- Ichthyosis vulgaris
Ichthyosis Vulgaris is caused by an inherited genetic flaw, a mutation that affects a large protein called filaggrin.The faulty gene is inherited from one's parents and may be caused by one or more mutations in the profillagrin gene that occur early in fetal development.It is autosomal dominant, which means that all that is required for the condition is a single faulty copy of the gene that codes for f Read More
- Keratosis palmoplantaris with periodontopathia and onychogryposis
Haim-Munk syndrome is a rare inherited disorder characterized by the development of dry scaly patches of skin that are abnormally red and thickened on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet (palmoplantar hyperkeratosis). Such patches may appear around the age of one to five years. However, in some cases, hyperkeratosis may be present at birth (congenital). These reddened patches are usually confined to the undersides of the hands and fee Read More
- Keratosis pilaris (kp)
Keratosis Pilaris (KP), or chicken skin, is a skin disorder that appears as small bumps on the skin and is usually mistaken as goosebumps or small pimples.Keratin, i.e. proteins produced by the skin in large quantities, blocks hair follicles, and this leads to the development of red bumps on the skin.None can define why keratin is built up in keratosis pilaris. Itchiness and irritation can be felt on the s Read More
- Papillon lefevre syndrome
Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome (PLS) is an extremely rare genetic disorder that typically becomes apparent from approximately one to five years of age. PLS is characterized by the development of dry scaly patches on the skin of the palms and the soles (palmar-plantar hyperkeratosis) in association with severe inflammation and degeneration of the structures surrounding and supporting the teeth (periodontium). The primary (deciduous) teeth frequently Read More
Treatments for psoriasis try to get rid of scales and slow the rapid growth of skin cells. Options include oral or injectable drugs, light therapy, phototherapy, lotions, and ointments (topical therapy).The severity of psoriasis and how responsive it has been to prior therapies and self-care techniques will determine which treatments you utilize. Before you find a strategy that works, you might need to experiment w Read More
- Recessive x-linked ichthyosis
Recessive x-linked ichthyosis is a genetic skin disorder that results in extremely dry skin. Since it is a genetic disorder it is not curable, but the sign and symptoms can be controlled by the following methods.Skin softening cream and location: This disease is accompanied by fine or rhombus adherents' light gray or dark brown scaling on the skin. It can be treated with softening cream. These creams moisturize Read More